Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde

Biosphere Reserves Management (M. Sc.)

Biosphere Reserves Management – International Master Course

“Learning to manage people and nature for a sustainable future in model regions worldwide!”
This is the overall concept of the Master Programme Biosphere Reserves Management (BIOM).

The Master's programme has started in winter semester 2020/21 with an opening ceremony. The University presented BIOM and other study programmes during their University Information Days 2020.Click here to see the presentation.

You can find the study and exam regulations here.

Due to the current corona regulations, all teaching is conducted online. However, the Master's programme is planned as a face-to-face course with many excursions.The “Biosphere Reserves Institute” - team will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your studies, organisation, financing, etc.

The next University Information Day for the winter semester 2021/22 will take place on 5th of June 2021. Further information will follow soon.

Information about the application for BIOM can be found here.

Compilation of relevant contributions from the BIOM opening ceremony

The Biosphere Reserves Institute of Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development warmly invites all interested staff and students of the University to an open lecture series on the UNESCO "Man and the Biosphere" (MAB) programme and its instruments.
The lectures will be held in English by international experts and will feature instruments and approaches of the UNESCO MAB programme. They will take place next Tuesdays, at 16:15, and will last approximately one hour. The following lectures are planned.

13th of April:    Chatherine Cibien, France: National MAB Committees
27th of April:    Barbara Engels, Germany: UNESCO MAB ICC
4th of May:        Martin Price, UK: UNESCO MAB chairs
18th of May:      Petr Cupa, Czechia: the technical advisory committee
1st of June:      Peter Bridgewater, Australia: UNESCO MAB exit strategy
15th of June:    Sheila Ashong, Ghana: Regional networks & AfriMAB
29th of June:    Mireille Jardin, France: UNESCO BRs and national law

The presentations will be held virtually. You can access them using BBB, with the following link:

"I like the overall topics of the program and the fact that it combines communication, conservation and management which will be helpful for future work."

"I like the involvement of many experts/practiocioners (...) and the internationality of the programme."